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I realize that the deaths

I realize that the deaths didn't match up, I mentioned it earlier in this thread. Obviously the media didn't do there job at all really, but the blame for this whole thing shouldn't be placed on them. Nothing like this has ever happened before to my knowledge at such a level, so for the media to be 'too trusting' isn't all that bad.

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That's my point. The media

That's my point. The media didn't do their job.
It's typical of this new social media information era. Confirmation isn't needed. Just get the information out there. All that is needed is hearsay or "sources."

Gene Wojifjsodiski...err whatever, who did the interview for ESPN, wanted to vet the story but was stonewalled by the network.

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I see your point, but even if

I see your point, but even if they did do their homework this same story comes out in September. The only difference is maybe it ruins Notre Dame's season as a distraction, giving someone else a chance to get destroyed by Alabama. I put the blame on those who did it, not the media (in this case). ESPN is known for not caring in the slightest about facts or anything related to journalism anyway.

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So basically you're saying

So basically you're saying that we shouldn't blame ESPN for being ESPN?

But yes, the perpetrators deserve the brunt of the blame obviously.

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No I'm just saying it's

No I'm just saying it's expected and you shouldn't be surprised by it.

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Should I also not be

Should I also not be surprised by: The New York Times, The New York Post, LA Times, Sporting News, CBS This Morning, Sports Illustrated?

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See where it says "Off Topic,

See where it says "Off Topic, Manti Teo", you CHOSE to click that link, not us. Go ahead and hate on us for discussing what is a truly fascinatingly tragic story.

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OK. So the "JayRahz" account that @justinmegahan found knows Tuiasosopo. Furthermore, he follows "Bamm9075." (1/2)

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And "BAMM90745," based on his timeline, says that beyond a shadow of a doubt, Tuiasosopo catfished Te'o, and that Te'o knew nothing. (2/2)

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im seriously so confused

im seriously so confused right now lol... can someone break this whole thing down for my stupid ass

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Manti Teo, the Notre Dame

Manti Teo, the Notre Dame football player, supposedly had a "girlfriend" that died somewhere during the season. Since then, he's been using this as "fuel" and has been part of his story of why he's so great.

Well it turns out she never existed, and despite his interview last night where he claims nothing to do with it, he's already admitted lying to his dad so why believe him now? Theirs really 4 possible truths:

A. He was duped, is all time gullible, and unfathomably stupid. The question here is, how do you NEVER "see" someone you consider your girlfriend? Theres a difference between "This girl I talk to online who has cancer died, this is sad" and "My girlfriend died, Im devastated". Don't you think if Teo, being famous and everything had a sick girlfriend, he would try to actually go see her before she dies? ALL TIME NAIVE.

B. He was initially duped, but once he found out about it, she "died" and he ran with the story.

C. He's been apart of it all along, is spewing lies and continues to do so.

D. Basically C, except he's a homosexual and this whole thing is to cover up his sexuality and now its falling flat on his face.

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I don't care if he is, but I

I don't care if he is, but I think it's likely he is in the closet.

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I personally think hes gay

I personally think hes gay to..... nothing against homosexuals.... but u just don't do the sh*t he did

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